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    NAVSUP BSC Sailors Adopt A Highway, Keep Community Clean

    NAVSUP BSC | Adopt A Highway Cleanup

    Photo By James Foehl | 210423-N-PX557-0526 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (April 23, 2021) Sailors and civilians...... read more read more

    MECHANICSBURG, PA, UNITED STATES

    04.23.2021

    Story by Thomas Zimmerman 

    NAVSUP Business Systems Center

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Sailors assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) removed trash and debris from a two-mile stretch of road in Mechanicsburg as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) state-wide Adopt A Highway program, April 23.

    After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, NAVSUP BSC resumed beautification efforts as part of their community partnership and commitment to environmental stewardship.

    “We take pride in being a part of this community, and this is one small way we can show our thanks for their support,” said Lt. j.g. Carlos Londono, project officer assigned to NAVSUP BSC and Adopt A Highway volunteer. “Navy officers have a responsibility to be stewards of the environment and keep our communities safe, clean, and sustainable.”

    For more than 10 years, personnel assigned to NAVSUP BSC have volunteered to preserve the area along Sporting Hill Road.

    "We appreciate all the help we get from community partners like NAVSUP BSC to help keep our roads clean and keep our community beautiful," said Nicole Witmer, PennDOT Adopt A Highway coordinator. "When we have these kinds of long-standing relationships, we know that these areas will be taken care of and well-maintained. That allows us to focus more on infrastructure projects like road repair."

    Adopt A Highway areas include; state highway rights-of-way, interchange areas, traffic islands, or two-mile sections of roadway. Community partners volunteer for two years. PennDOT provides materials to maintain designated areas and posts signs along the road to recognize participating partners.

    Navy commands are encouraged to join efforts with local communities on environmental and energy education initiatives that support the preservation, protection, restoration, and enhancement of the environment. Activities may include; developing youth environmental stewardship awareness, teaching environmental values and energy-efficient habits, enhancing environmental and energy science curricula of schools, implementing recycling programs, and organizing or participating in energy awareness events or environmental cleanup efforts such as PennDOT Adopt A Highway program.

    For more information about NAVSUP BSC, visit https://www.navsup.navy.mil/public/navsup/bsc/.

    For more information about the Adopt A Highway program, visit https://www.penndot.gov/about-us/RoadsideBeautification/Pages/Adopt-A-Highway.aspx.

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    Date Taken: 04.23.2021
    Date Posted: 04.23.2021 16:41
    Story ID: 394646
    Location: MECHANICSBURG, PA, US 
    Hometown: MECHANICSBURG, PA, US

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